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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: ICE BOX

By Frank Mitchell Since his dramatic run from far back in the 10-furlong Kentucky Derby to grab second behind classic winner Super Saver, the Pulpit colt Ice Box has been considered a super play for the 12-furlong Belmont Stakes. That daring manner of charging home from far back had helped the colt claim […]

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BROWN GETS PEANUTS FOR RACHEL

By Ray Paulick The legal battle in Kentucky between Jerry Brown, owner of ThoroGraph performance figures, and Kentucky horse owner James Lauffer ended with Johnson Circuit Court Judge John David Preston ruling Lauffer owed Brown for advisory services rendered in Lauffer’s purchase of a half interest in eventual Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in […]

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CHAMPION FLANDERS DEAD

By Ray Paulick Flanders, the 1994 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly who defeated stablemate Serena’s Song in one of the most exciting editions of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies ever run, was euthanized in mid-February after complications arose following a paddock accident in December at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. The daughter of Seeking the […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST: HORSING AROUND IN OKLAHOMA

By Ray Paulick Please click here to donate to Breeders’ Cup Charities benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and V Foundation for Cancer Research. Give a minimum of one penny per mile and you will be eligible for a drawing to win one of 10 Breeders’ Cup caps to be signed by the winning jockeys […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST LIVE BLOG: OUR DAY AT KEENELAND

Our first day of the BC or Bust trip has started off with a bang. We were fortunate to have about ten jockeys attend an autograph signing including stars Kent Desormeaux, Jon Court, Robby Albarado and Julien Leparoux. We sold nearly 100 hats with all the proceeds of course are going to our two charities, […]

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LIVE BLOGGING THE 2009 KEENELAND SEPTEMBER YEARLING SALE: DAY TWO

By Ray Paulick At the suggestion of a Paulick Report reader who thinks the market declines at Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale were overstated, we’ve done a comparison that includes figures from the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale from 2008 and 2009 and the first day of Keeneland from both years.So before we […]

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OVERBROOK FARM TO DISPERSE

The following press was distributed by Keeneland Association regarding the dispersal later this year of the breeding stock and a majority of the racing stock of Overbrook Farm, the Lexington Thoroughbred operation founded by the late William T. Young.             Lexington, Ky. (June 9, 2009)—Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. […]

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W.T. YOUNG: A PERSISTENT PASSION

By Ray Paulick I have one framed winner’s circle photograph in my possession. It was taken in 2000 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after William T. Young’s Shawnee Country won the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Oaks carrying his Overbrook Farm silks. I always stayed out of winner’s circle photos, even when invited, because I […]

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HOLA, MARYLOU, Y GRACIAS!

A new program awaits backstretch workers when the New York Racing Association kicks off its summer meeting at Saratoga racetrack in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Wednesday, thanks to John Hendrickson and his wife, Marylou Whitney, the longtime Queen of Saratoga. Mike Veitch wrote in the Saratogian newspaper on April 30 that Hendrickson was putting together […]

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